And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart.
Behold the glory of the Lord,
all these things,
tried to make some
sense of their meaning,
mulled them over in her heart,
preserving, remembering, treasuring.
There were no final answers, though.
She searched for and found signs
of the Spirit’s movements.
And that was
THE FIRST READING
The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!
God says to us,
“I will bless you & keep you!
I will look upon you kindly and let the
splendor of my face shine upon you.
And grant you peace and grace and wholeness!”
We invoke your name, O God.
Look on all of us kindly.
Please bless us,
THE SECOND READING
God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts.
The same Spirit
sent to Mary
It lives in our hearts and
lets us cry out,